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attorney jeff rossel. >> one of them in the middle of the trial had a heart attack. and was rushed to the hospital. in the very first person that visited that defense attorney was butch baker. asking him... are you okay? is there anything i can do for you? >> as one police officer said to me beforehand there have been too many of these events recently. everyone of them seems to add a heavier load to the one before that. by now, he says it's a very heavy weight. >> tributes began before memorials started at hp pavilion. hundreds of people lined highway 17 to watch the procession of 200 car goes by. firefighters from watsonville were there to salute the
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motorcade. it was quite a sight. hundreds lined the streets as a flag draped down at the entrance of hp pavilion. >> law enforcement came from ash the state to the memorial. laura anthony joins with us more on that. laura? >> people began lining up before the motorcade arrived here this morning. many of them were from law enforcement community well aware that they, too, put their lives on the line every day. thousands of police officers from as far as nork po nork and maryland converged on hp pavilion wearing black bands on badges. ones signal they've lost, in this case, two of their own. >> it's a brotherhood and a sister hood we understand how a tragedy like this can happen
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every day. >> among mourners howard jordan, remembering all too well a similar memorial almost exactly six years ago. >> we know what the santa cruz police department is going through. unfortunately we're probably one of the only agencies in the country facing similar circumstances. many knew the officers personally. in this case, the detective sargeant, butch baker. >> he was a good guy, always out to help someone if they needed help. it doesn't matter who you were, just there to help you she was on duty when this went down. >> this couple's daughter was a dispatcher when the detectives were ambushed. >> very difficult. very difficult. she was very strong. and so we're trying to support her. >> this shows that officers that are sworn to protect and
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put their lives on the line every moment of every day they're on duty. >> now, to the service there was a dramatic gauntlet of uniformed officers lining downtown streets here in san jose. we'll show you more that have tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. dozens of residents who could not make it to the memorial in san jose were still able to come together and watch the event in the officer's hometown. people filed in and out to pay respects to their officers. >> i wanted to be with the community. i have a friend says only thing that needs to be healed is this sense of separation. >> this was the original site and officers from other cities patrolled so its officers could attend the memorial.
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>> memorial bracelets are available. metal tag engraved with badge numbers costing 15s skpdz a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the officers memorial fund. a scholarship fund has been established in honor of the officers business vdz committed $125,000. if you would like to make a donation we have a link for this and the bracelets for you on our web site abc 7 >> rain held off until after the funeral. it's moving onshore, now. >> light rainfalling in san jose. our radar along with national weather service radar tracking scattered showers. want to show you where sit raining now. half moon bay reporting rain. main street, highway 1. other parts of the bay area in the east bay now, oakland is reporting some showers right
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now, 580 heading towards the called cot tunnel area. and -- call yi cot tunnel area. towards the peninsula we have light showers and north shore line boulevard around mountain view heading down towards san jose. so light showers being reported in san jose. around 87 and 880. one last stop, monterey bay seeing light to moderate rain. mixed precipitation showing up in the hills of southern monterey county. couple inches of snow expected. >> lowel high school track team had a meeting following a tragic death of a teammate. police say a 17-year-old was
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killed trying to cross a busy intersection. abc 7 news joins us from today's track meet. >> this is supposed to be the first big meet of the season. well teammates were focusing on this meet they're also thinking about her. instead of black for mourning, green ribbons were handed out. it was a 17-year-old's favorite color. >> it said we're running for her. so we're going to have her a little part of her with us. >> chan was struck and killed on saturday night. the driver will be charged with driving under the influence and killing chan. he faces up to 10 years in state prison. the coach says her first season as a runner on the track team. >> she's a good friend to a lot of people on the team fr a
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couple years and... she worked hard from the first day, on its unbelievable. we're shocked. we know she's here. >> chang had participated in a kk race at candle stick. she lived only a few blocks from where the accident occurred. today a prayer service was held by the archdiocese at the site. students have signed a petition asking for more, or better traffic enforcement. >> we think you'd be nice to have maybe a stop light, a stop sign to remind cars students cross the road every day. >> the coach had a private moment with students in which he offered words of encouragement for the team of. >> maybe she's looking up for us right now.
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>> improvements are scheduled at three intersections to increase pedestrian safety but neighbors say they would like to see more traffic lights there as well. >> leanne, thank you. san francisco bicyclist who ran over and killed a pedestrian hz been ordered to stand trial. the 36-year-old walked out minutes said there was evidence to try him for felony vehicular man slaught yes, prosecutors say he knocked a 71-year-old to the ground ground crack his skull. >> we believe the consequences have to reflect that behavior. >> the defense argued that he did not run the red light and pedestrian walked on to the crosswalk before the walk signal turned on this, charge brings a maximum sentence of
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six years. >> traffic looking different starting march 27th. no one will be stopping on the toll lanes. the bridge will go all electric. no cash will be accepted on the fast track. 60 years of taking tolls by hand will end. >> coming up a recall involving two popular brands of tuna. >> and a local wildlife sanctuary explains how they're doing business in light of a deadly lion attack. >> big bonus marisa myer is getting after just a year and a half on the job.
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we're getting details about a woman who kied yesterday after aly onmauling. the fresno county coroner says the 24-year-old died of a broken neck. she met a violent end, her family says she was thrilled to intern for the cat sanctuary. >> diana died living her dree. she was never happier last two months. >> the sanctuary founder says protocols were in place skpefr one is devastated by this tragedy. >> that sad accident is stirring up debate over safety protocols whenever wild animals under captivity. nick smith talk talked with a handler in sonoma county. >> it's a tragedy. >> nancy is talking about the death of diane hanson. the 24-year-old intern
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volunteer killed yesterday by a lion at cat haven a private animal park east of fresno. >> it's tragic and very little is, if nudging is known. >> dr. lang has no firsthand knowledge of the protocols but as safari west she says rules are clear. >> no one enter as lone. >> never. that is not an option. >> the safari west is home to over 500 animals. mammal species are native to africa representing the big cats. the interns working property have limited interaction with mammals primarily observational. when there is a need to handle a cheetah it takes a team of five including two handler was two separate leashes. >> they'll send a year or more observing the handlers and the people who are spotters. then becoming a spotter. >> hanson facebook page is filled with the big cats she
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loved. experts say animals can be unpredictable suggesting investigators may never know why the animal chose to attack. yahoo c of the eo was awarded a $1.2 million bonus from the first six months on the job according to a regulatory filing eligible for a $2 million bonus if certain criteria is met. since marisa myer took over, the stock prize has risen 46%. >> japanese auto maker subaru is recalling 50,000 late-model cars because they might start by themselves. >> they're calling this zombie clou.d yes. because they run the risk of setting up by themselves.
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pardon me, guys it's called a zombie car by subaru. also includes this vehicle coming with remote engine starter. subaru says if it was dropped without anyone pressing a button. no injuries have been reported but subaru will replace starters for free. if you have stocked unon canned tuna check your cup boards some cans of bumble bee ask chicken of the sea tuna were recalled. the cans were improperly saled. -- seal they had carry best buy dates of january 2016. bay area congress woman proposing a bill to unlock your smart phone and let you choose a carrier. congress woman anna eschew
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opposes a rule making it a crime to unlock your own phone. the ruling is meant to protect copy write rites however, thousands complained and event president was against it. we'll report back more than 100,000 people signed a petition. >> the rain held off most of the day. >> it did sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> yes. just as our models have predicted afternoon, best chance of showers and that is what we're seeing. most of this is not reaching the ground if the north bay a lot of sit just moisture up in the clouds. around half moon bay down to street level here highway 1 main stream we're showing showers right now.
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and west oakland 880, west grand you can see 14th street we're seeing light returns also out towards emeryville. south bay starting to see more coverage in terms of wet weather. santa clara, highway 87 into san jose. you'll notice some light returns. in sierra nevada it's switching to snow. here is a view as we look down towards sausalito. you can see cloud cover on different layers it's 50 in half moon bay. and lake tahoe tv showing you a view of heavenly. some resorts reporting from six to 14 inches of snow. you can see people are enjoying fresh powder.
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it's 50 in gilroy. here is a look at what is coming up. showers tonight mainly south, east bay. clearing trend for tri friday. not just this week but going into next week as well. sheer what bringing us showers. it's an area of low pressure. this will swing through tonight. so we're going to continue to see some of this, could see a little bit of snow falling over mount hamilton here at 7:00 tonight. showers start to wind down by 5:00 a.m. maybe isolated returns for the commute start of the commute then afternoon looking at partly cloudy skies here friday. rainfall totals... well, where it does rain, east bay mountains up to half an inch, possible here is a look at what is coming up for the morning. there may be some slick streets due to showers but
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most areas will be drying out. upper 30s to mid-40s. then, tomorrow afternoon, temperatures will be ranging from mid-50s low 60s much like you'll see sun there. 59 oakland, palo alto, 59 degrees livermore san jose, 60. 62 degrees in santa cruz. here is a look at the accu-weather forecast. it will be partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon. sunny skies milder temperatures over the weekend and don't forget 2:00 a.m. sunday, so you'll want to spring forward. look at the numbers by monday. mid-70s inland. low 60s coast side we're going to keep it on the mild side inland valleys low 70s. temperatures will be falling a few degrees. now, don't forget abc 7 news has another great weather
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resource for you. you can follow a live doppler 7 on twitter for the latest bay area weather conditions. weather it's raining or shining plus get individual yes forecasts and weather tweets from your favorite team any time, here. >> there is a lot on there. >> a lot on there. tons of followers. >> okay. >> as it should. >> i thought i'd let you know. >> i follow it, owe too. i love it. >> thank you. >> we have so much ahead still to come a san francisco baby boy already been through so much, now, police are trying to find the man who took something his foster mom needs to care for the baby. >> then imagine waiting months just to get phone service. why it took so long to get a san bruno woman's phone to work. we'll be right back here.
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the president sign aid bill to pro detective women have violence and sexual assault. the legislation also knew provisions on stalking covering spy ware and video surveillance. and as changes to colleges will handle on sexual assault cases as well included in this. the bill brings gays lesbians and transgender people native americans and immigrants under its protections. >> listen to this. the foster mother caring for an abandoned baby lost her id and wallet to a thief at the hall of justice. these pictures are of the suspect a white male gray hair and a pony tail. it was left behind after she cleared security. the foster mother is caring
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for baby nash, the babeo made news as a newborn because he was abandoned by his mother, then rescued in december by two san francisco police officers. >> officials from the fish and wild live department are helping merchants comply with the law banning the sale of shark fin. they met with the chinatown neighborhood association restaurant in the city today. stores and wholesalers are still allowed to sell to consumers until july 1 but popular shark fin soup is no long year loued on menus. >> we're gun selling shark fins as of the beginning of the year, they're finished. that is what the regulation states so there should nobody sale of shark fin for consumption out of restaurants. >> a challenge to the law by the neighborhood association was denied by a judge in january. >> a study finds seat eating some favorite foods could
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carry health risks. researchers tracked 459,000 people for 10 years and found eating processed meat significantly raises a risk of cancer, heart disease and premature death. eating about one thin strip of bacon per day increases heart attack and stroke risk. researchers say have you a 44% greater chance of buy dyeing lirl if you ate a lot of processed meats. they recommend cutting back. >> that takes fun out of it. >> i know. >> i know. >> a bay area city well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet.
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coming up at 6:00 we'll continue our comprehensive coverage of the emotional memorial service for two fallen police officers. why so many from out of town and out of state felt compelled to attempt the ceremonies and plans to develop one of the last big empty tracks of land and
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neighbors don't like what they're hering. plus, mark zuckerberg unveils the new new face of facebook. >> great. thank you. see you then. >> top 10 list of the best-run cities in america is out today. >> two california cities made the left. >> yes. fremont number four on the list. property rate 6.6 is the lowest in the nation. >> two is sourn california with highly educated rez deebts one, virginia beach, virginia. cities also rated on crime statistics and death rates. >> that is going to do it for us. i'm cheryl jennings. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching. we appreciate your time as au.s
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this is "world news." tonight, nuclear threat. north korea threatening to turn washington into a, quote, sea of fire. how serious is it? and could the u.s. shoot a korean missile down? captured. the son-in-law of bin laden caught. at his side on 9/11, now brought to the united states. where was he hiding and what is he saying tonight? lion's den. new details tonight on the brutal attack in california. what made the lion turn on a young worker? and living the dream. who has the happiest jobs in america? see if we can surprise you tonight. >> be a fireman. good evening.
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we begin with north korea, and a sharp new warning of all-out war. for the first time, the mysterious and secretive nation has threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the u.s. it comes as the u.n. approves tough new sanctions. so, how dangerous is the situation? what counter measures could america take? here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: thousands upon thousands of north koreans rallied today around a north korean general delivering that stunning threat, a first strike nuclear attack with a vow to engulf washington, d.c., in a sea of fire. >> threatening a nuclear preemptive attack. never done that before. >> reporter: the young north korean dictator, despite the diversion of dennis rodman's visit, now lashing out against the u.s. and south korean's military exercises and today's new, stiff u.n. sanctions. analysts say north korea is


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